Jeremy Stalnecker, Co-Founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation has challenged himself to running 22 consecutive marathons in 22 days. Starting October 21st and ending on Veterans Day, November 11, 2023. He's doing this to raise awareness of the growing Veteran Suicide Epidemic as well as the solution that our Nation's Warriors can find through the Mighty Oaks Foundation. While this alone is an impressive feat, we know that we’re able to accomplish so much more as a community.
Together, we can create a movement that will change lives and bring hope to those who need it most.That's why we're inviting everyone to join the #22for22Challenge
Whether you're a seasoned runner or a first-time participant, There's a place for you in the 22 for 22 Challenge. Join us as we work towards a future where no Veteran has to fight, alone.
Let's work together to create a community of support and bring an end to the epidemic of veteran suicide.
The battle against PTS(d) is fought on many fronts, and some of the deepest injuries our warriors carry - are wounds to the soul.
We are calling upon our loyal supporters to participate in this community-wide fundraising event to bring awareness to our Nation’s warriors, first responders and the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress.
Mighty Oaks Foundation serves and restores the Military and First Responder communities who have endured hardship in their service by connecting them to a new life purpose in Christ using resiliency and recovery programs.
FAQ About The #22for22 Challenge
Do I have to run a marathon?
No. You don't have to run at all if you don't want to. After registration you'll be able to edit your fitness goal to fit your desires.
The default goal is to run, walk, or bike 1 mile a day for 22 days starting October 21st, 2023.
When Does The Race Start?
The Virtual "Race" starts on October 21st and will last 22 days, ending on November 11th.
While there is a leaderboard and standings, the real race is to hit your individual fitness and fundraising goals in that time frame.
What is Charity Footprints?
We're glad you asked. You can find a detailed Frequently Asked Questions section that's all about Charity Footprints at the bottom of this page.
Campaign Engagement
This campaign offers numerous ways to get involved and earn points! Whether you’re posting in the scrapbook, leaving comments, chatting with others, or sending invitation emails, every action counts. Refer to the CAMPAIGN ENGAGEMENT POINTS CHART below to see how each activity earns points and start participating now to boost your score.
COMPLETED: 5,076 miles
TARGET: 11,000 miles
RAISED: $ 23,236
TARGET: $ 100,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Our mission is To serve and restore the Military and First Responders communities who have endured hardship in their service by connecting them to a new life purpose in Christ using resiliency and recovery programs.

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The 22 for 22 Challenge is more than one man running a series of marathons - it's a movement to save lives. The Mighty Oaks Foundation is committed to serving Warriors in need around the globe through intensive peer-based discipleship programs, outpost meetings, speaking, and resiliency events. We have programs for Men, Women, and Married Couples at multiple locations nationwide and globally. Those who attend our programs are fully sponsored, to include meals, lodging and travel, ensuring their sole focus is on resiliency, recovery and identifying purpose as they move forward.
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign. ?>

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.